Finlandia Canoe Relay
30. Finlandia Canoe Relay 2014 in Finland on the route Joensuu - Heinola 7th-14th of JUNE 2014
”Finlandia Canoe-relay”, in finnish: Suomi Meloo –kanoottiviesti, is an international canoe event, which will be arranged in June 2014, for the 30th time. The event is the longest canoe/kayak-relay in the world and takes place in the most beautiful watercourse of Finland. Suomi Meloo is an unique event which goes on for 5-6 days in a row, and participants paddle together at a speed of 6 km per hour. About 70 teams and 600 paddlers are supposed to participate in the event. You can enjoy the magnificent nature of Finland; sunsets and sunrises and explosure the bright nights of nordic summer.
Suomi Meloo is an exercise-event not a championship. Participants also get to enjoy undestroyed nature and friendly people. The route itself is safe, and a security team will be attending all relay long, in close co-operation with the relay management. Because of this it is also safe for beginners to take part in the event. Yearly there are teams from various companies, club teams and family teams who attend the event. In one team there are usually 6-12 paddlers. In summer 2014 the total lenght of the route is over 500 km.
For futher information please contact operation manager Mr. Kari Hellström. You are welcome to contact us in the following addresses and telephone numbers mentioned below.
The easiest way to register for the race 2014 is to send an email. After registration we will send you an invoice with our bank account number. Registration shall be made not later than 30.3.2014 for groups.
The start-fee in 2014 is 200 € per team and 45 € / paddler. The registration is official after the registration fee is payed.
Welcome to participate!
Kari Hellström Suomi Meloo ry tel. +358407703658 e-mail: kari.hellstrom @ suomimeloo.fi